Old coaches are out and new coaches are in on The Voice… and we didn't have to endure months of speculation surrounding possible new coaches? Not even a single, "How about Charlie Sheen?" plea for attention! WOW.
We turn around our chairs and give The Voice a standing ovation.
It's true. Just like that, sources say the The Voice has secured Usher and Shakira as coaches for next season's spring cycle. They will step in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who both need a break from the hit show to pursue other projects.
Cee Lo (and his pet of choice) and Christina are expected to return next fall for season five.
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Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid kicked off the new season of The X Factor in a unique way last night. The X Factor held the premiere screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in true movie premiere style!
Demi, L.A., Britney and Simon also participated in a Handprint Ceremony before the premiere. Seems a little early to be cementing their "iconic" status when the show is only beginning its second season, no?
Simon is pulling out all the stops, making sure everyone knows that The X Factor starts this week!
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I am super excited. Not only is one of my favorite reality shows returning for a third season, I don’t have to wait for the winter season for it to air. Plus, I get to see some pretty hot musicians.
NBC’s The Voice will be returning on September 10th, and the show is keeping it fresh with some new changes (take note, American Idol!). The Voice is a unique reality competition with a format unlike any other. Unlike Idol, the contestants seen by viewers are all talented, and half of the season isn’t centered around crazy auditions. The music competition features coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera creating teams of singers based on their voices alone. Once the teams are assembled, they battle each other in the early rounds.
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Following a moderately successful first season, the X-Factor has decided to clean house!
In a shocker, the show and Simon Cowell have decided to fire two judges and the show host. A report by TMZ this morning is confirming judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have been fired from the show. Also getting the ax was British host Steve Jones.
Sources reveal Paula got the bad news yesterday and has yet to hear from Simon. Simon has reportedly yet to find replacements for Paula, Nicole and Steve.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon, who helped create the show, recently assembled the show’s creative team for a top secret meeting in the UK. The reason for the meeting was reportedly to analyze “what went wrong and what was done right on season one.”
There are reports that Simon is wanting to move in the direction of NBC’s The Voice by adding bigger name judges as a way to boost ratings. The Voice, which returns on February 6, features judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
For the time being it appears judge L.A. Reid will not be let go.
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